rape at Abu Ghraib: my own thoughts on t…

rape at Abu Ghraib: my own thoughts on the issue, which effectively closes the debate between myself and Thomas.

The blunt truth is this: Either Obama or Taguba is lying.

A charitable interpretation might be that Obama did not see all the photos that Taguba saw; one might imagine a scenario where the military filtered the photos they gave him for review. A less charitable interpretation would be that Obama is speaking the technical truth; Tagugba’s report did indeed contain allegations of rape (and, much worse – abuse of children) and so these photos don’t represent “new” information in that sense. And a truly exculpatory scenario might be that the photos to which the Telegraph refers are private ones which are not the same photos to which Obama refers.